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10/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "The Christian is a man or a woman who knows how to wait for Jesus and this is a man or woman of hope"
"Without Christ we have no identity." From "street people" he makes us "fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God". "Instead, the pagan - and we Christians often behave like pagans - forget Jesus, thinks of himself, of his things, not waiting for Jesus. The selfish pagan acts as if he were a god: 'I can manage on my own'. And this ends badly, it ends without a name, without closeness, without citizenship".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The Christian is a man or a woman who knows how to wait for Jesus and this is a man or woman of hope" said Pope Francis during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, commenting on the passage in the Gospel of Luke, of the master...

10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
A report by the UN atomic energy agency confirms that the Iranian government is meeting its commitments under a 2013 interim agreement. The document could be a prelude to an historic deal ahead of the deadline of 24 November. Iraqi Prime Minister is in Tehran on an official visit to find ways to fight the Islamic State. The Vatican calls for greater involvement of Iran on the international stage.
10/20/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
Ankara to allow Iraqi Kurds to cross to fight Islamic state
The Turkish government backtracks on blocking Kurds. The latter will now be able to fight with Syrian Kurds in Kobane. The United States carries out airdrops of military and medical supplies to fighters resisting Islamic fundamentalists.
10/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: We cannot resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians
Many of our brothers and sisters are being persecuted and have had to leave their homes in a brutal way" and "in the general indifference of so many". Cardinal Pietro Parolin: international community must respond to the terrorism of the Islamic State with a negotiated solution to all the problems in the Middle East, starting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
10/20/2014 MIDDLE EAST
The Arab League, "defend all countries against the advance of ISIS"
The Secretary General of the Organization announces that the Arab countries are joining efforts to stop the flow of ISIS supporters crossing the region to join the group and called for a wide-ranging campaign against them.

10/19/2014 VATICAN
"God is not afraid of new things," like Paul VI who surveyed "the signs of the times", says pope at Synod
"We have sown and we continued to sow, patiently and perseveringly, in the certainty that it is the Lord who gives growth to what we have sown," the pope said on the day the great helmsman of the Council, Pope Paul VI, was beatified. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was created cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, was present at the ceremony.
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
The Relatio Synodi document will be the basis for discussion in next year’s synod. "The generous fidelity with which so many Christian families respond to their vocation and mission." "The crisis of faith that has affected many Catholics is often at the root of the crisis of marriage and the family." It is '"a pastoral challenge". The Church ,"while recognizing that for the baptized, there is another constraint that the sacramental wedding, and that any breach of it is against the will of God, is also aware of the fragility of many of her children who struggle on the path of faith ". For the divorced and remarried "any access to the sacraments should be preceded by a penitential journey under the responsibility of the diocesan bishop."
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
The Message (which we publish in full) is addressed to "ordinary" families and speaks of the beauty of the love between a man and a woman. Little or no space to the issues discussed in the media: communion to remarried; gay families. A prayer to the Father, in union "with the family of Nazareth," which shows the family as the transforming cell of society and the world.
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document
Card. Marx: the Pope did not convene two synods to "repeat what has always been said" but "give a strong impetus to the family pastoral care". "The Magisterium of the Church is not a static collection of sentences, but is developed. Doctrine does not change but it is understood and implemented in different ways." Msgr. Pontier: a search for "a balance between the position of those who are more focused on the question of whether a certain situation is consistent with the teaching of the Church and those who invite us to pay more attention to people's needs".
10/17/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: pope to write a letter of hope for Iraqi Christians
This morning, the pope received Mar Sako in audience. At the request of the patriarch, Francis said he would write a special message addressed to the Iraqi Christian community. He also expressed a wish to carry out an apostolic visit to Iraq, to ​​"eliminate the distance" and "show support of the whole Church." From the Pope prayers for the country and its people.
10/17/2014 VATICAN - AUSTRALIA
Australian couple at the Synod: the family as a domestic church and model for evangelisation
"Church documents [. . .] seemed to be from another planet". The pastoral ministry falters before specials cases because it lacks preparation and openness. Catholics must start over from the living Gospel, the one experienced in families and communities, in order to rediscover the beauty of married love and the sanctity of marriage. Here is the testimony of Ron and Mavis Pirola.
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
In a message for World Food Day, Francis writes that we can no longer "defend systems of production and consumption that exclude the majority of the world population even from the crumbs that fall from the tables of the rich. [. . .] Specifically, it is necessary to give greater acknowledgement to the role of the rural families and develop its full potential."
10/17/2014 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Cautious optimism in Iranian nuclear talks, which are at a "critical phase"
The Austrian capital hosted the last round of meetings between the members of the P5+1 group and Iran. For Tehran and Washington, some progress has been made but there is a lot of work to do to get an agreement by 24 November. Iran's foreign minister said they "discussed solutions". US official warns that "the last 2 percent may kill the entire deal".
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Holy Spirit, "seal" of Christian identity, through which God pledges us Heaven in eternity
Having the pledge of Heaven does not prevent Christians from the temptation of "dulling down” their identity" to be "lukewarm" and of "'pretending': I pretend to be a Christian, but am not. I am not transparent, I say one thing - 'yes, yes I am a Christian' - but I do another, something that is not Christian"."Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. And this is our path to heaven."
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Synod Working Groups, "starting afresh from the family", accompanying and not judging, but without confusion
The Working Groups report call for a greater emphasis on the value of the Christian family, which is composed of a man and a woman and is open to life. Regarding Communion for divorced and remarried, it says doctrine should not be changed, but some asks for openness to the possibility to communicate, in a perspective of compassion and mercy, but only if certain conditions are satisfied. The general idea of the impossibility of equating marriage between man and woman with homosexual unions.

Altri articoli
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
10/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Prayers of praise" are "joy" and come from remembering all that the Lord has done for us
10/16/2014 ITALY
With Pope Francis, the mission ad gentes renews the Church by Piero Gheddo
10/15/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Different opinions in Working Groups, but also agreement on need for pastoral care for families
10/15/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh sentences Shia cleric to death for 2011 riots
10/15/2014 SYRIA - HOLY LAND
Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo is optimistic about Fr Hanna, who continues his mission among Syrian Christians
10/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian hope "is not optimism," but "fervent expectation" of Christ’s return
10/14/2014 SYRIA - TURKEY
Jihadist flag removed in Kobane after Kurdish counter-offensive against Islamic state
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues by Bernardo Cervellera
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christian life is not “cosmetic", but "faith active in charity"
10/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST - ITALY
For Patriarch Sako, prayer is the source of salvation for Christian families in Middle East
10/13/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
The "cancer" of the Kurdish question corners Ankara by NAT da Polis
10/13/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "the desire for family" still alive, but "new pastoral programs" needed
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IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
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10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all
by Thomas Dabre*
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Proposed law on "child brides" bows to conservative Islam
by Sumon Corraya
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/14/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta Police Chief: The Islamic Defence Front must be eliminated
by Mathias Hariyadi
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document

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